Tranition Year Football Academy

Train full time just like a pro football player

Our Football Academy provides transition year students with the opportunity to train full-time with UEFA A & Pro license coaches at the heart of Irish Sport, Sports Ireland Campus.  In this program players will get the best coaching, training, facilities, and opportunities to make take your game to the next level. 
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TY Football Academy
Runs 2022 – 2023

Our Transition Year students participating in the programme will experience professional football training and mix academic subjects such as Maths and English with a range of football coaching courses through the FAI and modules in strength & conditioning, video analysis, media / interviews and personal development. 

Program Dates:

  • Phase 1 – 19th Sept to 28th Oct
  • Phase 2 – 7th Nov to 9th Dec
  • Phase 3 – 9th Jan 2023 to 10th Feb
  • Phase 4 – 20th Feb 2023 to 31st March
  • Phase 5 – 17th April 2023 to 12th May

spaces are limited – book early to avoid disappointment.

Do you want to be a professional football player?

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State-of-the-art Sports Facilities

Located at Sport Ireland Campus selected players will train at an olympic grade sports facility with indoor and outdoor pitches fit for top athletes. 

International soccer academy FULL-TIME PROGRAM

UEFA Qualified Coaches

As a program participant you will get focused 1:1 and group training mentorship from the best football coaches Ireland has to offer. 

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Skill Development & Conditioning

Students athletes will be upskilled and development based on the most cutting edge mental and physical science and industry practices. 

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Experience THE LIFE OF PRO PLAYERS

Gain the skills, knowledge and self-confidence to go pro 

DB Sports Football Academy

Whether you’re new to the game or you’re already dreaming of the big stage, our football academy offers the opportunity to train full time with professional coaches at Sport Ireland Campus. You can get your hands on state-of-the-art, high quality training facilities and replicas of international stadiums.

Cutting Edge Science

  • Full time training program with UEFA qualified coaches 
  • Involvement in competitive fixtures 
  • Video-Analysis classes
  • Sports Science classes

Tacticial Experince

  • Sports Psychology & goal setting classes
  • Stat sports vests & monitoring 
  • Individual player strength and conditioning programs
  • Player Position Specific Training (PPST)

Strategic Mentors 

  • Player Position Specific Training (PPST)
  • Weekly monitoring and feedback reports
  • Coaching Badges, PDP1 & PDP2
  • Referee Training & Courses
  • First Aid Training & Fire Marshall Training 

Career Preparation

  • Preparations of a soccer and education curriculum vitae 
  • Scouts and coaches in attendance of trainings and matches
  • Academy playing & training kit 
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Camp Location

Sports Ireland Campus, Abbottstown, Dublin, D15 PN0N.
Sports Ireland Campus is the home of Irish Sport and is home to world-class indoor and outdoor facilities which host local, national and international events and which are perfect for team and individual training.

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Elite Football Coaching

Our camps provide up to 20 hours over a 4 day week of soccer coaching, structured match play training sessions, workshops, and soccer education with DBSIFA coaches. All our coaches work with players to improve all aspects of their game both on and off the field.

International Football Academy SUMMER PROGRAM

Campus Facilities

National Soccer Indoor 3G FIFA approved artificial pitch,
200m & 100m Indoor Athletics Track,
Indoor Sports Hall / Futsal Courts,
High Performance Strength and Conditioning Gym
Outdoor Soccer Pitches
Meeting Rooms & Much More

Weekly Timetable

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
9:00 Arrive to Sport Ireland Arrive to Sport Ireland   
9:30Arrive to Sport IrelandFootball Session MobilityArrive to Sport Ireland  
10:00Football SessionOutdoor 09:30-10:30amFootball Session  
10:30Outdoor09:30-11:30 Gym SessionOutdoor  
11:0010am – 12pm Self Directed10:30-11:3010am – 11pmSelf DirectedSelf Directed
11:30 Shower & Lunch Shower & LunchShower & Lunch  
12:00Shower & LunchClassroom (English)A) Active Recovery
Football Session Indoor
ClassroomGame DayGame Day
12:30Classroom1pm-2pmB) Assignment work12:00-1:00pmOROR
13:0012:30-1:30pmCore / RecoveryC) Return to school / work12:00pm – 13:30pm RECOVERYRECOVERY
13:30Walk to Aquatic Centre1pm – 2pm Shower & walk to class   
14:00Pool SessionGym Session Classroom (Maths)   
14:302pm – 3pm2pm – 3pm 2:00pm – 3:00pm   
15:00       
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Transition Year Football Course 2022

The DBS International Football Academy Transition Year football program, attracts participants from across Ireland and gives TY students an opportunity to experience full-time professional football training at Sport Ireland Campus.

Our Transition Year students participating in the programme will experience professional football training and mix academic subjects such as Maths and English with a range of football coaching courses through the FAI and modules in strength & conditioning, video analysis, media / interviews and personal development.

9 Months  of mental and physical conditioning, world-class coaching, training, facility usage, team building and networking.

Students that take part in the programme will experience what it is like to be a professional footballer and still get an education through the likes of English, Maths, Sport Science, Video Analysis, Strength and Conditioning, Coaching Education, Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology and more.

Meet Our Team

Develop your football skills with the help of world-class UEFA certified coaches.

James Toner

Academy Coordinator

Colm Barron

Academy Director

Mauro Martines

Strength & Conditioning

Don’t miss out.

BOOK YOUR SPOT TODAY!